2006 AFC Youth Championship

The Asian Football Confederation's AFC Youth Championship 2006 was the 34th instance of the AFC Youth Championship. It was held from 29 October to 12 November 2006 in India. It was the first time for India to host this tournament. Sixteen teams from the AFC qualified to the finals.

2006 AFC Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host countryIndia
Dates29 October – 12 November
Venue(s)4 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions North Korea (2nd title)
Runners-up Japan
Third place South Korea
Fourth place Jordan
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored91 (2.84 per match)
Attendance51,050 (1,595 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Shim Young-sung (5 goals)
2004
2008
All statistics correct as of 21 March.

The tournament was won by North Korea, their second championship after sharing the trophy with Iran in 1976, defeating Japan 5–3 in a penalty shootout after extra time finished in a 1–1 draw. South Korea defeated Jordan 2–0 to finish third.

The tournament also served as the Asian qualifying tournament for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, with a place for the 4 semi-finalists of the tournament.

QualificationEdit

33 Teams entered the Qualification, the teams were drawn into 14 groups. 11 groups with each three teams and 3 groups with two teams. The Qualification took part from November 2005 to December 2005 (except Group D which was scheduled to play in November 2005 but was postponed after the 2005 Amman bombings and played in February 2006). The Group-Winners qualified for the tournament, a Play-Off Game between the best second-placed teams from ASEAN (Myanmar) and East Asia (North Korea) was scheduled to in Kuala Lumpur on 15 February 2006. But after the withdrawal of Myanmar, the North Koreans qualified automatically. Hosts India were exempt from the qualification.

Final tournamentEdit

ParticipantsEdit

VenuesEdit

City Original stadium names Capacity
Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium 120,000
Kolkata Howrah Municipal Corporation Stadium 5,000
Bengaluru Sree Kanteerava Stadium 30,000
Bengaluru Bengaluru Stadium 15,000

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  South Korea 9 3 3 0 0 13 0 +13
  Jordan 4 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2
  Kyrgyzstan 2 3 0 2 1 1 8 −7
  India 1 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4
South Korea  3–0  Jordan
Shim Young-sung   14'   61'
Lee Sang-ho   46'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Nishimura (Japan)

India  1–1  Kyrgyzstan
Bhowmick   71' (pen) Amirov   44'
Attendance: 600
Referee: Torky (Iran)

Jordan  3–2  India
Abu Salim   33'
Nofal   64'   87'
Cardozo   25'
Matondkar   77'
Attendance: 250
Referee: Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

Kyrgyzstan  0–7  South Korea
Lee Sang-ho   5'   63'
Shin Young-rok   13'   50'   71' (pen)
Miagkih   20' (og)
Park Hyun-beom   84'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Nishimura (Japan)

South Korea  3–0  India
Shim Young-sung   76'
Song Jin-hyung   84'
Shin Young-rok   90+2'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Basma (Syria)

Kyrgyzstan  0–0  Jordan

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  China PR 9 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3
  Australia 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
  Thailand 3 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2
  United Arab Emirates 0 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4
China PR  1–0  Australia
Xu   65'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Shaban (Kuwait)

Thailand  2–1  United Arab Emirates
Dangda   46'
Donchui   90+4'
Ali   89'
Attendance: 150
Referee: Basma (Syria)

Australia  3–1  Thailand
Burns   26'   90+2'
Vidosic   33' (pen)
Phukom   40' (pen)
Attendance: 100
Referee: Torky (Iran)

United Arab Emirates  1–2  China PR
Mesmari   49' Wang   6' (pen),   46'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Shaban (Kuwait)

China PR  1–0  Thailand
Wang   78'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Nishimura (Japan)

Australia  2–0  United Arab Emirates
Williams   14'   31'

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Japan 6 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5
  North Korea 6 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4
  Iran 6 3 2 0 1 5 7 −2
  Tajikistan 0 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7
Japan  2–0  North Korea
Kawahara   34'
Kashiwagi   82'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ibrahim (Bahrain)

Iran  3–1  Tajikistan
Goudarzi   55'
Chatrabgoon   60'   81'
Khamrakulov   10'

North Korea  5–0  Iran
Jong Chol-min   2'   10'
Kim Kum-il   25'   47'
Ri Hung-ryong   77'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mujghef (Jordan)

Tajikistan  0–4  Japan
Morishima   8'   34'
Kashiwagi   57'
Morishige   68'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Al Hilali (Oman)

Japan  1–2  Iran
Umesaki   22' Kamyabinia   52'
Ale-Khamis   72'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Sarkar (India)

North Korea  1–0  Tajikistan
Pak Chol-min   90+2'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Mujghef (Jordan)

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Iraq 7 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5
  Saudi Arabia 7 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
  Vietnam 3 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3
  Malaysia 0 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6
Iraq  2–2  Saudi Arabia
Abdul-Zahra   27'
Mohammed   82'
Kabee   9'
Al-Sahlawi   52'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Huang Junjie (China)

Malaysia  1–2  Vietnam
Khyril Muhymeen   45+1' Bakhtiar   11' (og)
Nguyen Quang Tình   63'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Surkar (India)

Saudi Arabia  2–0  Malaysia
Al-Sahlawi   13'
Ataif   60'

Vietnam  1–3  Iraq
Nguyen Van Khai   75' (pen) Ali   11'
Abdul-Zahra   36'   81'

Iraq  3–0  Malaysia
Khalaf   55'
Hussein   81'
Abdul-Zahra   83'

Saudi Arabia  2–0  Vietnam
J. Al-Bishi   13' (pen)
M. Al-Bishi   90'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Huang Junjie (China)

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
6 November – Kolkata
 
 
  South Korea2
 
9 November – Kolkata
 
  Australia1
 
  South Korea2 (2)
 
6 November – Bangalore
 
  Japan (pen.)2 (3)
 
  Japan2
 
11 November – Kolkata
 
  Saudi Arabia1
 
  Japan1 (3)
 
6 November – Kolkata
 
  North Korea (pen.)1 (5)
 
  China PR1
 
9 November – Kolkata
 
  Jordan2
 
  Jordan0
 
6 November – Bangalore
 
  North Korea1 Third place
 
  Iraq0
 
11 November – Kolkata
 
  North Korea2
 
  South Korea2
 
 
  Jordan0
 

Quarter finalsEdit

South Korea  2–1  Australia
Song Jin-hyung   10'   36' Grossman   18'
Attendance: 600
Referee: Basma (Syria)

Japan  2–1  Saudi Arabia
Kawahara   7'
Aoki   90'
J. Al-Bishi   81' (pen)
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Al Hilali (Oman)

China PR  1–2  Jordan
Yang   70' Omran   33'
Abdullah   68' (pen)
Attendance: 150
Referee: Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

Iraq  0–2  North Korea
Kim Kum-il   36'
Yun Yong-il   67'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Subrata (India)

Semi finalsEdit

South Korea  2–2 (a.e.t.)
(2–3 pen.)
  Japan
Shim Young-sung   1'
Kim Dong-suk   111'
Morishima  47'
Aoki   105'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Torky (Iran)

Jordan  0–1  North Korea
Kim Kum-il   38'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Surkar (India)

Third Place Play OffEdit

South Korea  2–0  Jordan
Shim Young-sung   50'
Lee Chung-yong   76'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Al Hilali (Oman)

FinalsEdit

North Korea  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 pen.)
  Japan
Ri Chol-myong   3' Kashiwagi   34'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Shaban (Qatar)

WinnersEdit

 2006 AFC Youth Championship Winners 
 
North Korea
Second title

Qualification to World Youth ChampionshipEdit

The following teams qualified for the 2007 FIFA World Youth Championship.

AwardsEdit

Top Goalscorers Most Valuable Player Fair Play Trophy
  Shim Young-sung   Kim Kum-il   North Korea

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Top scoring teamsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit